Fourth of July Firecracker Cocktail


With the Fourth of July just around the corner, the red, white and blue will be soaring extra high next weekend and it’s time to pull out the coordinating clothes and décor. But what will you serve your guests to drink? Take it up a notch and try a new recipe that is sure to wow family and friends! It is all about the presentation, and of course the taste – this recipe has both!

What you will need:

  • Splash of grenadine
  • 2 shots (4 oz) of Bacardi Razz Rum
  • 2 shots (4 oz)  of Blue Curacao liqueur
  • 2 shots (4 oz)  of Lemonade


For each step pour the contents very slowly. You can use the ice as a buffer by pouring directly on top of it. If you poor it too quickly or too much of the liquid at once, the colors will combine.

Step 1: Fill the entire glass with ice

Step 2: Put a splash of grenadine over the ice

Step 3: Pour the Bacardi Razz slowly over the ice

Step 4: Pour the Lemonade layer slowly on top of that

*Tip: if you want to get extra fancy, you can mix the Bacardi Razz and the lemonade together and shake it before pouring it over the ice

Step 5: Pour the Blue Curacao slowly to top it off

Step 6: Top it with a fun and festive straw and serve


Let your guests decide if they want to drink it layer by layer, or mix it up and enjoy!

Be the star of your party with this signature holiday cocktail. Have fun!


Tags: 4th of July, america, Cocktail, Cocktail of the Month, get outside, red white and blue, Summer, Summer picnic, U.S.A.

Melissa Dowrick

Melissa Dowrick

Melissa Dowrick is a MSU graduate, M3 Group event planner and a dog mom of two. She loves fashion and fall is her favorite season. She embraces all the good things because life is too short to be unhappy!

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